• Be a part of Providence’s next transformational project.

    Learn about the history of the Greater Kennedy Plaza, and its future plans

  • Be a part of Providence’s next transformational project.

    Learn about the future vision of Greater Kennedy Plaza

  • Be a part of Providence’s next transformational project.

    Read about the Kennedy Plaza plans

Our Vision

Kennedy Plaza will define Providence more than any other public or private project to become the #1 destination in the city, and the best public square in New England.

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Our Plan

Kennedy Plaza is Providence’s central plaza. Through the years, it has become known mainly as a transportation hub. However, this center of our city hosts historic public spaces — including the skating center and Burnside and Biltmore parks — and its wide open space has much more to offer Providence.

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GKP History

The downtown’s central plaza drew visitors including presidential candidate John F. Kennedy who conducted a speech in front of more than 60,000 people. After his visit, the former City Hall Plaza was re-named “Kennedy Plaza” in his honor.

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Support The DPPC

The Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy has had a great year of accomplishments from moving cars out of Biltmore Park to a banner year of Greater Kennedy Plaza programming in the park and the reconstruction of Kennedy Plaza.  We could not continue to develop the downtown parks system without your support and donations. Please consider donating an amount of your choice to be a part of our movement to enhance our Providence communities with great public spaces.  Please click on the “donate” button below.  We sincerely appreciate your contributions.

 

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